Seminar Leaders

  • Bud Kulesza, CMA CFMBud Kulesza, CMA CFM is former CFO of ITT Automotive, a multi-billion dollar global company, Chairman of ITT Industries Canada and a respected leader of the accounting profession as a former Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants.  Bud brings a wealth of knowledge and an entertaining high-energy style to all of his endeavors.  From ... Read more
  • Dan Chenoweth, MBA, CPA Dan Chenoweth helps clients take their strategy to the bottom line through rigorous project management and change management techniques. He has held executive level positions in general management, accounting and finance in a number of industries including telecommunications, printing and publishing, heavy equipment manufacturing, and apparel manufacturing. Dan lives in Loveland, Colorado and is a ... Read more
  • Diane D. White, MBA, CPA, CMADiane D. White is a Beaufort, South Carolina-based consultant with 40 years of for-profit and non-profit business and finance leadership experience.   Her executive roles include SVP / Controller, Wachovia Information Services Corp.; SVP / Controller, VP / ISS Controller, Freddie Mac Information Services; CFO, Futures Industry Association (non-profit); and CFO, Workforce Resource, LLC, a ... Read more
  • Don Minges, MBADon Minges is a fractional CFO who worked in diverse industries at various development stages.  His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis.  Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has invested equity capital into promising businesses.  He ... Read more
  • Donna Sylver, MBA, CPADonna Sylver has held three CFO roles and various other financial leadership positions during her 25+ year career.  Her broad range of industry experience consists of manufacturing, banking, consulting, healthcare, software, hazardous waste and communications.  Named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by U.S. Banker in 2005, Donna currently is the managing ... Read more
  • Jay Giannantonio, MS, CPA, CIAJay Giannantonio is a management consultant with over 30 years of experience specializing in finance transformation, internal audit, fraud, risk management, process improvement and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance issues. His professional experience includes long stays at PwC/Coopers & Lybrand, Verizon/Bell Atlantic and KPMG Consulting.  Most recently, he was Vice President – Internal Audit for a $1B commercial ... Read more
  • Jeanne M. Ballew, MA Jeanne M. Ballew is founder and president of Ideas in Action, a training and development company dedicated to honing employee communication skills. She also owns and operates Edit Prose, a company providing freelance editing and book coaching services to both fiction and nonfiction writers. She has trained over 17,000 people in areas such as business ... Read more
  • John F. Levy, MBA, CPAJohn F. Levy is the CEO of Board Advisory, a firm that assists public companies, or companies aspiring to be public, with corporate governance, compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies.  He has nine years’ experience with three large public accounting firms and served as CFO of both public and private companies.  John currently sits on ... Read more
  • John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIMJohn L. Daly is a Chelsea, Michigan-based management consultant specializing in costing, pricing strategy and pricing model development. He has taught continuing professional education courses since 1995 and began doing ethics seminars two weeks before the Enron scandal. John has been CFO for a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier and a large restaurant chain and ... Read more
  • Patrick Stroh, MBA, CMA Patrick Stroh, MBA, CMA is president of Mercury Business Advisors in Minneapolis, MN.  He serves on the board of directors of the Institute of Management Accountants and the ERM COSO Advisory Board.  He is a former Chief Strategy & Innovation officer for UnitedHealth Group.  Patrick is the author of Business Strategy: Plan, Execute, Win! published ... Read more
  • Richard A. Karwic, MBARichard A. Karwic is a management consultant with over 40 years of financial and managerial experience.  In addition to fifteen years of broad-based management consulting, he has over 15 years of experience as Chief Financial Officer for several businesses in a wide variety of industries.  He has worked in over 100 businesses, including several divisions ... Read more
  • Robert A. Angell III, MS, CPA Robert A. Angell III is Senior Lecturer at Brandeis University, President of Angell Ventures and member of Launchpad Venture Group. An experienced CFO and COO with a public accounting background, Rob held senior executive positions at several high growth public and privately owned companies. He started his career at Ernst & Young, leaving there as ... Read more
  • Virgie M. Ammerman, MBA, CPA, CITPVirgie M. Ammerman is the President of 180 Medical Billing Services located in Portage, Michigan. She has served in financial leadership positions in both industry and public accounting for the past 15 years. Virgie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of CPAs, as the Vice Chair of the Controller’s Task ... Read more
  • William F. O’Brien, MBA, CPAWilliam F. O’Brien is a financial management consultant and educator with over 40 years’ experience.  He has held senior financial management positions with Intel and ROLM and served as CFO for several emerging, high technology companies.  Bill has extensive experience in corporate planning, fraud assessment, financial analysis, cash management, managerial accounting and financial reporting in ... Read more